The draw takes place on Tuesday evenings , at 20:30 PM AEST
Chances to win Australia Oz Lotto
1 in 45,379,620
6 Regular + 1 Extra
1 in 3,241,401
1 in 180,078
5 Regular + 1/2 Extra
1 in 29,602
1 in 3,430
1 in 154
3 Regular + 1/2 Extra
1 in 87
Minimum Jackpot: AU$2,000,000
Record Jackpot: AU$112,000,000
Introduced in 1994, Oz Lotto was Australia’s first national lotto game, and has remained the most popular among Lotto players in Australia since! The overall odds to win something in any Oz Lotto game are just 1 in 87. A change on 18th October 2005, with the addition of an extra ball, OZ lotto became more similar to the AUS Powerball in terms of odds and game structure. In the time after the change there was a name change to emphasize the new structure and additional ball, with names such as ‘Super 7’s Oz Lotto’ as ‘Oz 7 Lotto’ being used, however, as of 2012 the name Oz Lotto has been the only brand.
Winnings from Australia Oz Lotto tax free within the country, but if you are playing from overseas then it is best to take advice on tax liabilities in your country.
Tips & tricks for increasing your odds
The best way to increase your odds is to buy group game tickets. It’s pure logic & math. When you buy group game tickets you essentially ‘pool together’ your tickets and therefore increase your odds immensely.
For example: If you wanted to buy a single ticket for a Australian Powerball draw it will cost you around $2 AUD offline, and anywhere up to $6 AUD per ticket online. With a group game option you buy shares in a group of tickets online. 50 tickets could make up one group (groups can be anywhere from 30-100 tickets grouped together). This group of 50 tickets is then split into 100 shares and each share can be sold separately, this way the player can buy a share in a group of 50 tickets for a prices much cheaper, as little as €0.19 per ticket.
If one of the group’s ticket is a winner then the winning amount will be split according to how many shares you have in the group. So, if we have a group of 50 tickets, split into 100 shares and you buy 10 shares in the group, you own 10% of the group of 50 tickets. This means if the group of tickets has a winner in it, say $100,000.00 AUD you would receive 10% of this total, meaning you would win $10,000.00 AUD